If You Have Dry Skin, Read This
Don’t fret over your dry skin, folks. We’ve got just the thing for you.
Dry skin can constantly make the supposedly weightless flap of skin over your body or face feel itchy, tight, or just plain uncomfortable at best, and unattractive and aged at its worst. It can even cause health problems if no further steps are taken to solve this problem. But there’s no need to see a dermatologist to care for dry skin. The following tips by our team at Life Expert Tips are a great way to help or even entirely eliminate dry skin.
Firstly, moisturize your skin at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. Wetting the skin before moisturizing will help the moisturizer seal in more moisture, so you don’t end up looking tired, aged and jaundiced, like a zombie. Choosing the correct moisturizer for dry skin is the most vital step. Try to avoid chemical-laden commercial moisturizers as many of them contain ingredients such as dimethicone which may exacerbate the dryness problem.
Look for all natural organic moisturizers, or try making your own. Cocoa butter or Shea butter based moisturizers are excellent choices. Chamomile essential oil is great for skin irritated by the dryness. Sandalwood is a light oil great for use before bed. Honey is a great moisturizer as well as being antibacterial. Even olive oil is a good moisturizer.
Exfoliate your skin regularly. Dry skin leads to dead skin which builds up and dries out the skin even further. Many commercial exfoliants are harsh on the skin, so making your own exfoliant is best. The easiest way to make an exfoliant is to take a few tablespoons of fine-grain sugar and pour enough oil over it to barely cover it. You can use a fancy essential oil, but even plain olive oil will work. Then, place some of the mixture on a damp washcloth and scrub your face in gentle circles. The key word is gently!
Switch from using alcohol-based makeup removers to non-alcohol ones. Alcohol-based makeup removers greatly dry out skin. You can also wear less makeup, as many types will sap moisture from the skin.
Don’t take long, hot showers. Rather than adding to it, hot water actually strips the moisture from your skin. If you take baths, try adding a bath oil to add some moisture back in. Apply a moisturizer as soon as you finish bathing to replace the oils your skin has lost.
Wear a strong sunscreen on any exposed skin. UV rays are still strong even in winter, and can still reach you during cloudy days. Even if your skin is not sunburnt, the UV rays can damage it minutely, preventing it from producing enough oil.
If you live in a dry area, try plugging in a humidifier. Dry air sucks moisture from the skin, leaving it dry as well. Some people play Mobile Legends or other PC Games for long hours on end in an airconditioned room, and this causes their skin to become crackly and uneven! If you know you’re going to be in a dry, cold room for a long time, remember to slop on sufficient moisturizer!
Alter your diet to include more oils, or take supplements. Omega supplements are good for your health in general as well as dry skin. If your body doesn’t have enough oil, it can’t put any on your skin.
Drink at least one quart of water per day. If you don’t drink enough water, your skin will be the first thing to suffer. Your skin is the largest organ in your body! It needs water as much as everything else does, and even more!
If you’re fond of curling up in front of the fireplace, try sitting further back. Heat sources like fireplaces and barbecues can dry out the skin.
We hope our tips and hacks for preventing overly dry skin helps you 🙂